Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

Dr. Saleh Al-Hashemi, managing director of Krypto Labs.
Updated 09 August 2018

Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

Krypto Labs, a global business technology incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding startups, has announced its newest contest, the EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018, aiming at pushing the frontiers of innovation in education technology. The contest is set to open its doors for applicants on Aug. 15.
The EdTech Innovations Startup Contest is looking for talented individuals, teams, university students and companies around the world that are able to spark innovation with the impact of their products and services. Krypto Labs is aiming to cast light on the importance of technology in the context of education with a focus on leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to positively impact existing educational ecosystems in categories like Curriculum Applications, Universal Access to Classrooms, Data Applications, Lifelong Learning Applications, Supplemental Applications, and Behavioral Analytics Applications. The winning startup, the Entrepreneurial Hero, will receive up to $150,000 in funding, in addition to $20,000 awarded to each Star of the six categories, amounting to a total of $270,000.
“Our world is changing at a rapid pace, and it is our duty to adapt to all the changes occurring in our current time, education continues to be a valuable and crucial asset to our evolvement as a species,” said Dr. Saleh Al-Hashemi, managing director of Krypto Labs.
He added: “With this in mind, we need to consider furthering education as we know it, and expanding the horizon of what needs to be taught, how it can be taught, and the appropriate training that comes along. I believe that this contest, along with other incredible contests created by Krypto Labs, will set the wheels in motion for the movement that will help keep us abreast with the changes in the world around us.”


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.